FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:24:21 -0700House Republicans pass $694 million bill to address immigration crisis on US-Mexico borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a0f1cb1c7cc4eabb3e667aa9cbed214WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans pass $694 million bill to address immigration crisis on US-Mexico border.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationPolitical partiesGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a0f1cb1c7cc4eabb3e667aa9cbed214Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:39:21 GMTVogelsong stifles Mets in Gaints' 5-1 winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fab9eac9c81a4115a7ff0d2ea58ca3d5NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong pitched a two-hitter for his second career complete game, Hunter Pence emerged from a deep funk with a triple and three RBIs and the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 5-1 on Friday night for their second straight win after a six-game skid.HOWIE RUMBERGsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fab9eac9c81a4115a7ff0d2ea58ca3d5Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:32:15 GMTCorrection: Obit-James Garner storyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5ae9b02b2744ac993cc37a21fa73c99NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 20 about the death of TV legend James Garner, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the actor was "found dead." In fact, he died in the presence of family and others.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAutomobile racingObituariesFormula OneTelevision programsSportsPerforming artsCaliforniaHollywoodUnited StatesNorth AmericaLos Angeleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5ae9b02b2744ac993cc37a21fa73c99Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:25:54 GMTSergio Garcia shoots 61 to take Firestone leadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71159a409f774f0c9e996f770d3da2c9AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Sergio Garcia doesn't know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfBritish Open GolfMen's sportsEventsAkronOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71159a409f774f0c9e996f770d3da2c9Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:59:44 GMTBerkshire Hathaway 2Q profit jumps 41 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/788a4653583b456d8e79ca39960b2afcOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company on Friday reported a 41 percent jump in its second-quarter profit that was boosted by a paper gain from a stock-swap deal completed earlier this year.JOSH FUNKfBusinessCorporate stockTelevisionFinancial performanceCorporate newsMediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/788a4653583b456d8e79ca39960b2afcFri, 01 Aug 2014 23:50:57 GMTGoodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Ricehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/486883e3bd6340239bf3807fd993fcb7CANTON, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake."JOHN WAWROWaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceSports businessProfessional footballFootballOhioCantonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/486883e3bd6340239bf3807fd993fcb7Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:07:50 GMTNevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundworkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c45eba053c894d57b09220736e3af9c4SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of the secretive site selection process for Tesla's $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no guarantee the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming.SCOTT SONNERhtBusinessGeneral newsState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLegislatureGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureTechnologyNevadaRenoCaliforniaTexasArizonaNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c45eba053c894d57b09220736e3af9c4Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:19:36 GMT40 hurt in 2 San Francisco bus, train crasheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b42824f8a6b846448c5832bacb2bae4dSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco transit bus and a commuter train crashed into trucks minutes apart Friday, injuring 40 people and sending more than 20 of them to the hospital, authorities said.SUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsAccidentsMass transit systemsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b42824f8a6b846448c5832bacb2bae4dSat, 02 Aug 2014 01:07:16 GMTInfant found dead at Oregon resort; mother soughthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/241479d43c2f411a81c5874f8be40e3dPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A hotel housekeeper discovered an injured 13-year-old girl and the body of her 2-year-old sister at an inn on the Oregon Coast on Friday, and police were searching for their mother.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsPortlandOregonWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/241479d43c2f411a81c5874f8be40e3dSat, 02 Aug 2014 01:40:10 GMTMet Opera workers say they hope to avert lockouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5eec79ecd2549228a32a69b81e1b7e3NEW YORK (AP) — Unionized workers at the Metropolitan Opera said Friday they want to work with management to avoid shutting down one of the world's most prestigious cultural institutions.VANESSA A. ALVAREZaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLabor negotiationsPersonnelBusinessPerforming artsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5eec79ecd2549228a32a69b81e1b7e3Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:01:47 GMTGovernment says GM owner site was faultyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55a6c6a3cafe4cb7a7d78d76edd5ed57DETROIT (AP) — The government and General Motors are warning vehicle owners that GM's recall Web site may not be listing all the cars that need recall repairs.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55a6c6a3cafe4cb7a7d78d76edd5ed57Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:12:04 GMTIndiana ethics law faulted after official clearedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d94421c0a2db4d3c9c11941961f50e79INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Troy Woodruff knew his family's sale of nearly 3 acres of prime land near an Indiana highway project he oversaw as a top state transportation official would raise eyebrows. He did not disclose the sale even though the agency's ethics director recommended he do so.TOM LoBIANCOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical ethicsState legislatureState governmentsTransportationGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesLegislatureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d94421c0a2db4d3c9c11941961f50e79Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:01:16 GMT70 kidnapped migrants rescued in northern Mexicohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ff1cf23911f4ae884171582354f0f8aMEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico say security forces have rescued 70 migrants who had been kidnapped and were being held at a house inside a gated community in the coastal city of Madero.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsKidnappingCrimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ff1cf23911f4ae884171582354f0f8aFri, 01 Aug 2014 23:28:36 GMTLightning sparks dozens of new California fireshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06f602f8414e46fb99c99f0bd9477847ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Northern California were battling several lightning-sparked wildfires Friday, including a blaze in rural Modoc County that forced about 120 people to evacuate.aGeneral newsFiresEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06f602f8414e46fb99c99f0bd9477847Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:05:17 GMTColumbia River dilemma: Kill birds to save fish?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8e26d30dada4350805d915ccae5fac6ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Dredging decades ago to aid Columbia River shippers also helped seabirds known as double-crested cormorants by creating a flat, sandy island ideal for nesting and feeding on young salmon and steelhead headed for the Pacific Ocean.aGeneral newsBirdsAnimalsFishWildlifeWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEnvironmental concernsAstoriaUnited StatesOregonNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8e26d30dada4350805d915ccae5fac6Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:07:01 GMTKeith Urban: 'Horrified' by alleged rape at showhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6068f4c472d452da677343b3df42783MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Keith Urban says he's 'horrified' by reports of a possible sexual assault at his concert last weekend south of Boston.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityViolent crimeCrimeMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6068f4c472d452da677343b3df42783Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:58:25 GMTDenver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4dd0516137604446a08fda1cd0fe7a40DENVER (AP) — Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions.KRISTEN WYATTaGeneral newsFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4dd0516137604446a08fda1cd0fe7a40Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:36:06 GMTAmericans with Ebola returning to US for treatmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e79926d58d96451b9637024160ffd19fNEW YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.MIKE STOBBEaHealthDiagnosis and treatmentDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsGeneral newsPublic healthInfectious diseasesUnited StatesAfricaWest AfricaAtlantaNorth AmericaGeorgiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e79926d58d96451b9637024160ffd19fFri, 01 Aug 2014 23:11:07 GMTManny Roth, founder of Café Wha?, dead at 94http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0ed74a3150c48328593bcfa3e661a2aManny Roth, a colorful club owner in Greenwich Village whose Cafe Wha? and its basement level stage was a rite of passage in the 1960s for Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and many others, has died. He was 94.HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesCelebrityPerforming artshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0ed74a3150c48328593bcfa3e661a2aFri, 01 Aug 2014 23:34:42 GMTGolf Capsuleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7baf67aa47684dcdbac94607de11a8b1AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Sergio Garcia doesn't know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career.The Associated PresssSportsMen's golfGolfBritish Open GolfMen's sportsEventsAkronOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7baf67aa47684dcdbac94607de11a8b1Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:05:01 GMTHouse OKs bill to block Obama deportation reliefhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45e63fbc415c41eda26c13b031d40049WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have passed legislation to shut down a program by President Barack Obama granting deportation relief to immigrants brought here illegally as kids.ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigrationLegislationSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureImmigration policyGovernment programsGovernment policyUnited StatesCentral AmericaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45e63fbc415c41eda26c13b031d40049Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:01:39 GMTRare whale fossil pulled from California backyardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89e1277af41f4a338c91de4b1bb4028dRANCHO PALOS VERDES, California (AP) — A search-and-rescue team pulled a rare half-ton whale fossil from a Southern California backyard Friday, a feat that the team agreed to take on as a makeshift training mission.MATT HAMILTONaGeneral newsScienceSearch and rescue effortsFossilsWhalesMuseumsPaleontologyAnimalsMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89e1277af41f4a338c91de4b1bb4028dSat, 02 Aug 2014 00:28:04 GMTPetkovic beats Venus Williams at Stanfordhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb4e4cbb6c49450b9c57371281de12c1STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Eighth-seeded Andrea Petkovic ended Venus Williams' run in the Bank of the West Classic, beating the former top-ranked player 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals Friday.RICK EYMERsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb4e4cbb6c49450b9c57371281de12c1Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:40:56 GMTDel Mar to reduce turf racing for rest of meethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/183634ceaf2149019333832f4cec1596DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Deaths and injuries to horses on Del Mar's new turf course has led the track north of San Diego to reduce racing on the surface by about one-third for the rest of the summer meet that ends Sept. 3.aGeneral newsSportsHorse racingAccidentsAccidents and disastershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/183634ceaf2149019333832f4cec1596Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:18:59 GMTChen leads Orioles past Mariners 2-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2493206259004b0991478c4ba3b52ca1BALTIMORE (AP) — Wei-Yin Chen won his fifth consecutive start and had a season-high eight strikeouts to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.TODD KARPOVICHsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2493206259004b0991478c4ba3b52ca1Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:49:15 GMTByrd homer lifts Phillies over Nationals 2-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31c88723d20249dcacd144aed87ee44cWASHINGTON (AP) — Marlon Byrd hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning, Roberto Hernandez pitched eight strong innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Friday night.HARVEY VALENTINEsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31c88723d20249dcacd144aed87ee44cSat, 02 Aug 2014 01:53:28 GMTIllinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortunehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/142f733699e94e968ce8a6d62857e9b8CHICAGO (AP) — The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on Chicago's South Side for loans to small African-American businesses.SARA BURNETTpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityState governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsCampaignsIllinoisChicagoSpringfieldSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/142f733699e94e968ce8a6d62857e9b8Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:18:38 GMTDoctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/326739e9337842ec9d4ad8e53347602eWAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see and have conversations with things others cannot — including unicorns and a Harry Potter villain.M.L. JOHNSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderContracts and ordersCorporate newsBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/326739e9337842ec9d4ad8e53347602eSat, 02 Aug 2014 00:25:32 GMTRecords show Arizona inmate was injected 15 timeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66473d6554fa4d24a683aeef55da0891TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — During the nearly two hours it took for an Arizona death row inmate to die last week, executioners injected him with 15 times the amount of a sedative and a painkiller that they originally intended to use, according to documents released Friday.ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCriminal investigationsCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeArizonaTucsonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66473d6554fa4d24a683aeef55da0891Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:13:40 GMTMicrosoft sues Samsung in royalty disputehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f94851cd9a504e07ab454751510f9bfcLOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft said Friday it is suing Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalties for patents behind the Android operating system.htBusinessTechnologyPatentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIntellectual propertyProducts and servicesCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f94851cd9a504e07ab454751510f9bfcFri, 01 Aug 2014 23:38:55 GMTTS Bertha dumps heavy rain in eastern Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/784499ac2cce49bc902b50a87538ba01SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha swirled through the eastern Caribbean on Friday as it unleashed heavy rains and strong winds in the region, knocking out power on some islands.DANICA COTOiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsPower outagesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersService outagesPuerto RicoCaribbeanDominicaDominican RepublicBarbadosLatin America and CaribbeanMartiniquehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/784499ac2cce49bc902b50a87538ba01Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:23:02 GMTVerlander impresses as Tigers beat Rockies 4-2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b1140d40bce46cd974234edf28d7062DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander equaled his longest outing of the season, pitching eight solid innings to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b1140d40bce46cd974234edf28d7062Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:11:02 GMTDonald Young to face Raonic in Washington semishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/366637e3f3fc41eb9fa81a8ad12ae6ccWASHINGTON (AP) — There appeared to be little reason to expect Donald Young to make a deep run at the Citi Open.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsAthlete healthMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesCanadaJapanNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/366637e3f3fc41eb9fa81a8ad12ae6ccSat, 02 Aug 2014 00:23:25 GMTCongress approves $225 million package for Israel's missile defense systemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79398d66772b4c77b71c01cac16beebcWASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approves $225 million package for Israel's missile defense system.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79398d66772b4c77b71c01cac16beebcSat, 02 Aug 2014 02:05:01 GMTKristen Gillman, Sam Burns win Junior PGAhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1fea3238ef4417b83a5bc90d7a79e90BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Kristen Gillman completed a record-breaking victory Friday in the Junior PGA Championship, and Sam Burns won the boys' division at Miramont.sSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfWomen's golfGolfMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsTexasBryanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1fea3238ef4417b83a5bc90d7a79e90Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:09:42 GMTMarco Dawson leads 3M Championshiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be77b9e8cd25406291bf9778262d3de3BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Tuesday qualifier Marco Dawson shot a 9-under 63 on Friday to take the lead in the Champions Tour's 3M Championship, leaving Bernhard Langer a stroke back five days after the German star's record-breaking victory in the Senior British Open.sSportsGolfMen's sportsMen's golfMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be77b9e8cd25406291bf9778262d3de3Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:03:22 GMTTour rebuts report Johnson suspendedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dc523c5b1ea43fe9642c169ac81bc8dAKRON, Ohio (AP) — The PGA Tour rebutted a published report Friday that Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drug test.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfPGA ChampionshipsGolfDopingSports governanceMen's sportsEventsAkronOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dc523c5b1ea43fe9642c169ac81bc8dSat, 02 Aug 2014 01:31:57 GMTNick Watney leads Barracuda Championshiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e73467018ef43379a2191dab8d87673RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nick Watney increased his lead to three points Friday in the Barracuda Championship, scoring eight points in the modified Stableford event at Montreux to push his two-day total to 26.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e73467018ef43379a2191dab8d87673Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:13:50 GMTStay sought in ruling on Va. gay-marriage banhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/683293e08fe04de891903e07d561a5deRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A county court clerk in northern Virginia on Friday sought to delay a federal appeals court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.STEVE SZKOTAKaGeneral newsMarriageNational courtsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/683293e08fe04de891903e07d561a5deSat, 02 Aug 2014 02:19:23 GMTJurors will consider manslaughter against agenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff450d6dcdc74d4cb160b2e223594965HONOLULU (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that jurors can consider convicting a federal agent of a lesser manslaughter charge in his retrial for a Hawaii fast-food restaurant shooting, giving the panel another option to convict him after different jurors deadlocked in his first murder trial.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff450d6dcdc74d4cb160b2e223594965Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:43:27 GMTCalifornia prisons change mental health treatmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dff802d54beb4e4d8a334f09c79d2597SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials are pledging to take a more gentle approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago.DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsMental healthCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHealthCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dff802d54beb4e4d8a334f09c79d2597Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:59:03 GMTHouse votes to end Obama deportation relief program for immigrants brought illegally as kidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e96675796eaa4b3e9b3527284f80da6eWASHINGTON (AP) — House votes to end Obama deportation relief program for immigrants brought illegally as kids.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e96675796eaa4b3e9b3527284f80da6eSat, 02 Aug 2014 01:57:18 GMTAutopsy: Police chokehold caused NYC man's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9120bc4c6fc44aeab1a8d119495df20NEW YORK (AP) — A medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police department.JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderStaten IslandNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9120bc4c6fc44aeab1a8d119495df20Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:36:37 GMTHolder cautions against use of data in sentencinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a90e37acceb14e4ea0d8f299ce76a969WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder cautioned against the use of data in sentencing criminal defendants, saying judges should base punishment on the facts of a crime rather than on statistical predictions of future behavior that can be unfair to minorities.ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a90e37acceb14e4ea0d8f299ce76a969Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:30:43 GMTCongress backs Israel's Iron Dome missile defensehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51916260bdc64c828d6080cd4fc73e4cWASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel's missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week recess, as the Jewish state's cease-fire with Hamas unraveled and Israeli forces pushed deep into Gaza in search of a missing army officer.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureWar and unrestLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastGaza StripNorth AmericaPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51916260bdc64c828d6080cd4fc73e4cSat, 02 Aug 2014 02:18:42 GMTHouse OKs bill to address border crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a66401743c64643b1bdfb8e9762a17fWASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he'd act unilaterally, as best he could.ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigration policyGovernment programsImmigrationLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesCentral AmericaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a66401743c64643b1bdfb8e9762a17fSat, 02 Aug 2014 02:16:28 GMTHouse OKs bill for crisis on US-Mexico borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d907427d26e747eaa24a227ffca283eeWASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigrationLegislationLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsImmigration policyGovernment programsEmergency managementGovernment policyArmed forcesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth AmericaMexicoCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d907427d26e747eaa24a227ffca283eeSat, 02 Aug 2014 00:45:29 GMTArmy to force out 550 majors; some in Afghanistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce4416b28a9a44c38214639cfc0ac874WASHINGTON (AP) — About 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.LOLITA C. BALDORwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce4416b28a9a44c38214639cfc0ac874Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:58:09 GMTNorth Dakota town sees 1st human trafficking casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/412f2f5ab93b4b03ae1f1c9ab1592fd5WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A convicted sex offender from California now living in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston was charged Friday in what police say is their first human trafficking case.JOSH WOODaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeCrimeArrestsLaw and orderViolent crimeSmugglingWillistonNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/412f2f5ab93b4b03ae1f1c9ab1592fd5Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:10:47 GMTCalifornia prisons alter treatment of mentally illhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/796681696cd247129c98a11aaf12fe80SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials on Friday pledged to take a gentler approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago.DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsHealthMental healthDiagnosis and treatmentCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/796681696cd247129c98a11aaf12fe80Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:08:13 GMT